Succulents, Cacti, and Aloe Plants are some of the easiest plants to care. They are adaptive and can survive many conditions. As a result, these are ideal houseplants.
Soil: Succulents do best in soil that doesn't hold water. If your soil does not drain well, add some sand or gravel to increase drainage.
Light: Succulents can grow indoors and outdoors as long as they are getting enough sunlight. If growing indoors, place the plant near a sunny window. South facing windows will provide the best sunlight.
Watering: The rule of thumb is to water succulents when the soil is dry. Do not water if the soil is still moist or wet. Determine how long it takes for the soil to dry completely and you can start a watering schedule.
Temperature: Succulents can survive in most climates. You must only be cautious if the temperature reaches below freezing or surpasses 100°F. Be prepared to relocate your plants on pots if you experience these weather conditions.
Fertilizing: During spring and summer growing season, when watering, add a low nitrogen, water-soluble fertilizer at ¼ the recommended rate to the bowl of water for soaking. Do not feed during winter months.
Flowering: Not all succulents will bloom but those who do will usually bloom once or twice a year.
- Soil requires adequate drainage
- Succulents require plenty of indirect sunlight
- Only water when the soil is completely dry
- Do not let temps get below freezing or above 100°F
- Only use fertilizer in Summer months